At least 10 TUT protesting students arrested

Classes at the institution have been suspended for the day after students started a protest this morning.

FILE: #FeesMustFall protesters sing and dance outside the University of Pretoria's Hatfield campus' during protests over tertiary education fees on 10 October 2016. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

PRETORIA - At least 10 Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) students have been arrested after Fees Must Fall protests in the Pretoria CBD.

It's understood the students are being held on charges of public violence after a police vehicle was allegedly vandalised as well as other properties during the demonstrations.

Classes at the institution have been suspended for the day after students started a protest this morning.

The group was led by 'Outsourcing Must Fall' organiser Vusi Mahlangu to the Pretoria Central Police station, were a number of students are being held.

Earlier, the Pretoria CBD was brought to a standstill when students went on the rampage, blocking roads and calling on students from other learning institutions to join them.

This morning protestors blocked the entrances to the Pretoria West and Garankuwa campuses before moving to the Arcadia and Arts campuses.

Protesting students have now dispersed to regroup and decide on their next move.